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<p>Witness the very best of Africa. Be dwarfed by Kilimanjaro’s immensity, admire the Serengeti’s diverse landscapes, awe at the Great Migration, and encounter the Earth’s most magnificent animals on a wildlife experience unparalleled across the globe. Zicasso’s experts have planned over 5,000 itineraries so far, just like the sample itineraries below, and will design a tailor-made safari just for you that enhances Tanzania’s exceptionalism. Explore the Tanzania Travel Guide to get informative and inspirational content to help start your journey.</p>

Witness the very best of Africa. Be dwarfed by Kilimanjaro’s immensity, admire...

Witness the very best of Africa. Be dwarfed by Kilimanjaro’s immensity, admire the Serengeti’s diverse landscapes, awe at the Great Migration, and encounter the Earth’s most magnificent animals on a wildlife experience unparalleled across the globe. Zicasso’s experts have planned over 5,000 itineraries so far, just like the sample itineraries below, and will design a tailor-made safari just for you that enhances Tanzania’s exceptionalism. Explore the Tanzania Travel Guide to get informative and inspirational content to help start your journey.

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Lion sleeping in a tree in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania
8-Day Tanzania: Big Five and Traditional Culture

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Home to Africa’s marvelous national parks, where the Great Migration can be treasured in the Serengeti and the Cradle of Mankind can be cherished in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be enchanted by all that Tanzania has to offer on this immersive game and culture tour. Weaving from Tarangire to Lake Eyasi, you will encounter the magic creatures and mesmerizing scenes encompassing Tanzania’s beautiful wilderness.

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Zebras and wildebeests grazing in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Tanzania Classic Weeklong: Iconic National Parks

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,003

Northern Tanzania boasts magnificent safari reserves and spectacular conservation areas where landscapes are left untouched and wildlife freely roams the rich environments. From Tarangire National Park’s prolific bushveld to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s luxuriant caldera and the Central Serengeti’s vast savannas, this glamorous 8-day classic Tanzanian safari will show off the country’s remarkable wilderness and the extraordinary wildlife inhabiting it.

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Seascape of Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa
Safari and Seascape: 9-Day Tanzania and Zanzibar

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,079

Experience the majesty of East Africa’s bushveld and coastlines on this tailored 9-day tour from Ruaha National Park in Tanzania to Matemwe in Zanzibar. Discover Africa’s phenomenal Big Five, colorful birdlife, vibrant flora, and immaculate safari environments, and explore its sparkling coastal getaway destinations, sumptuous seafood restaurants, and dazzling marine life over the course of this adventure-lovers safari and seascape vacation.

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Elephant with wildflowers in the Ngorongoro crater, Tanzania
9-Day Tanzania Northern Circuit Itinerary

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,525

Welcome to Tanzania’s untouched wilderness, stretching from the sweeping floodplains of Arusha to the rolling evergreen hills of the Ngorongoro Crater and arriving at the extraordinary savannas of the Northern Serengeti. Relish nine days discovering the rich tapestry of wilderness dwelling in the country’s enchanting environments and capture the classic scenes of Northern Tanzania on this extensive safari excursion through the bush.

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Lion cub in Tanzania
Signature Tanzania Safari: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, and More

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

A truly unique experience begins on your 12-day Tanzania safari handcrafted by Zicasso. Scour the Serengeti for lions and trek through lush mountain forest for views over a pristine caldera. Embrace the seclusion of luxury accommodations and feel the rumbling grounds during the Great Migration. You will indulge in a safari tailored to your dreams with a local expert as you customize the itinerary to your needs and preferences.

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Leopard laying in a tree in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Tanzania Family Friendly Safari with Teenagers

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,295

Travel with your family into the heart of the Tanzanian bush on this 10-day safari experience. Stay at spectacular tented camps nestled in private locations across the infamous plains of the Tarangire and Serengeti for unprecedented intimacy with the continent’s most famed species and incredible adventure for all ages.

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Zebras in the African savanna

Few tours will better expose you to the wonder and variation of the African continent. Beginning with a trek to the ‘roof of Africa’, watch the continent’s best sunrise from the glacial peak of Kilimanjaro. Descend to the savanna of the Serengeti embarking on the ultimate safari in Tanzania, across the golden plains stippled with migrating wildebeest and ominous predators. Descend further to the floor of the world’s largest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, for a contrasting, yet equally magical, safari experience before you drift away into the Indian Ocean on the shores of Zanzibar. This tour leaves no highlight untouched – it is, quite simply, the most epic and adventurous tour of Tanzania possible.

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Lion cub in the African savanna

Your 13-day luxury family safari of Kenya and Tanzania will embody the wonders of East Africa and immerse you in the circle of life. You will journey into the wilderness that inspired The Lion King movie where warthogs ramble through the underbrush and lions laze on the savannah. From recognizable landscapes to captivating ancient legends, your family safari will bring the dream of East Africa’s majestic wildlife into reality.

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A male lion is sitting on the top of the rock in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.

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Tanzania Safari & Gorilla Trekking Adventure

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,874

East Africa is filled with legends, luxury, and majesty during your 13-day Tanzania and Rwanda adventure. You will scour the Serengeti grasslands for lions and find the Big Five in the Ngorongoro Crater on Africa safaris. You will wander through dense volcanic forests in search of mountain gorillas hidden in the mist. Your Africa adventure takes you inside five celebrated national parks revealing the marvels of Tanzania and Rwanda.

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Photographer taking pictures on game drive in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Tanzania offers the ultimate photographic safari experience and this itinerary showcases the unique wonders of its boundless landscapes in their indigenous setting. Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti provide spectacular scenery and unforgettable wildlife. You'll marvel at giant herds, admire the big cats, and spot the Big Five again and again. So be sure to bring your camera to capture every moment.

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View of elephants from the pool at the Four Seasons Serengeti
Exquisite One-Week Tanzania Fly-In Safari For Seniors

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,915

The dusty savannah reveals its wildlife secrets to those who travel slowly, and with a one-week fly-in Tanzania safari, you can experience it all, enjoying four contrasting destinations and private experiences tailored for senior travelers. Combine four of Africa’s ultimate destinations on an exquisite immersion into the animal world. Leopards prowl for zebra on Serengeti grasslands, herds gather along riverbanks, and lions cross giant elephant bulls in a volcanic crater.

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Serengeti Luxury Safari with Expert Guides & Deluxe Camps

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,645

Go beyond the traditional Tanzanian experience with this unique private safari. Experience some of the greatest wildlife and landscapes on the planet, like those at the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Then discover the breathtaking Loliondo Game Reserve, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Park. With deluxe camps and expert guides, this is the private safari adventure of a lifetime.

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The Great 12 Day Tanzania Safari Package

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,015

Fly over the East African plains and experience the never-ending adventure that awaits you in this luxury Tanzanian safari. Whether flying or driving, surround yourself with expansive wingspans, waving grass, migrating zebras, and the roars of lions as you explore the everlasting grassland searching for quintessential Africa and finding it in the vast expanse. This is the Tanzania safari you’ve seen in documentaries, but the real safari is only better.

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Tanzania Northern Circuit Wildlife Safari & Zanzibar

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $17,935

Tanzania is a land of magic and compelling authenticity. It's a place of walking through big cat country and wandering along hypnotic Zanzibar streets. It’s a place of exploring the Serengeti and Ngorongoro before lounging on idyllic beaches. So indulge yourself in one mystical island, four national parks, endless safari adventure, and twelve days that showcase the most mesmerizing sides of Tanzania.

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Ngorongoro Crater Safari: Wildlife & Lava

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,202

There is quite simply no way to gain greater intimacy with the bush than on foot. This week-long tour of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area provides intrepid hikers with an unprecedented wilderness experience as they hike through the crater’s many regions. Follow ancient farming trails between numerous Maasai villages, before eventually summiting an active volcano for panoramic views of the plateau and the crater floor. This journey provides unparalleled and deeply personal opportunities to not only see, but also hear, smell, and feel this special corner of Tanzania.

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Kilimanjaro Climb & Wildlife Safari Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,845

Beautiful and inspiring, there are few experiences that can match scaling Africa's highest mountain. This epic adventure combines climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with four days relaxing in Moshi and Arusha National Park for an unforgettable wildlife safari tour. The challenging Umbwe Route is regarded as the most spectacular way up the mountain, and it offers an unforgettable ascent to 5,895 meters.

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Tanzania Family Safari: Wildlife & Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,582

Though famed for its wildlife, Tanzanian cultures are equally remarkable – and this tour combines it all. Beginning in the quiet corners of Tarangire National Park, guests are ushered into the soothing rhythm of the African bush. Depth is added to the wilderness experience while walking alongside the Hadzabe people, among the only remaining hunter-gatherer societies. The tour culminates in the famed Serengeti National Park and in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Great Wildebeest Migration (month dependent) and countless wildlife encounters are nothing short of spectacles performed against stunning backdrops.

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7 Day Tanzania Safari Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara & Olduvai Gorge

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,111

Tanzania is filled with gold, from its sunrise to its plains. Leopards linger in trees, lions laze in the grass, and elephants parade on the horizon. The wonders, the culture, the sky—grab the riches of Tanzania by giving yourself golden memories. Experience all the treasures that Tanzania offers by exploring its splendors.

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Romantic Safari Adventure Across Southern Tanzania

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,600

Grab your partner's hand and jump into the sublime safari world of Southern Tanzania. It's rugged, wild, wonderfully romantic, and off-the-beaten-track. Explore Africa's largest game reserve, sip cocktails beside elephant covered floodplains, picnic alongside hippos, and lose track of the famed Big Five sightings. While Northern Tanzania attracts the crowds, the wildlife in Southern Tanzania is just as abundant. For those couples seeking adventure, this makes it the idyllic vacation for a romantic safari in Tanzania.

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Tanzania Safari from August to December: Serengeti, Grumeti, Namiri

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,735

The focal point of most Serengeti safaris is the great wildebeest migration. But you don't need to visit during the migration to explore the wonders of these evocative grasslands. Travel between August and December, and the Serengeti experience is equally sublime, a chance to connect with nature, avoid the crowds, and still encounter hundreds of thousands of wild animals. With four distinctive experiences, this 10-day safari showcases how the Serengeti teems with life all year around.

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Wildlife Wonder: 11-Day Kenya and Tanzania

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,430

Explore the epic wilderness of Kenya and Tanzania on this handcrafted 11-day tour leading from Selekay Conservancy’s stretching golden savannas to Tarangire National Park’s flourishing emerald floodplains. Breathtaking unspoiled scenes, captivating encounters with indigenous wildlife, and vitalizing moments of relaxation surrounded by acacias await those wishing to discover all that Kenya and Tanzania have to offer across their spectacular safari reserves.

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Classic Tanzania Honeymoon: 12-Day Southern Circuit

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $14,035

Explore Ruaha National Park’s epic wilderness during remarkable safari drives through the bushveld, treasure Selous Game Reserve’s rugged charm while savoring exquisite Tanzanian cuisine, and cherish Lazy Lagoon Private Island’s spectacular secluded ambiance when lounging on the tranquil shores. The beauty of Tanzania is yours to discover in detail during this southern circuit honeymoon to some of the country’s most enchanting destinations.

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Ultimate Tanzania Luxury Safari

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,865

Let Northern Tanzania’s ultimate safari destinations sweep you off your feet for nine days as you explore the diverse environments of Tarangire National Park, rich ecosystems of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and parched plains of the Northern Serengeti to discover the country’s fascinating flora and fauna. With decadence and glamour served at each safari camp across Tanzania, this tailored tour provides superior luxuries in the middle of the wild.

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Travel Tips for Your Tanzania Safari
When is the best time to go on safari in Tanzania?

June through October is Tanzania’s dry season and the best time to visit for safari. The dry season months arrive in June and last until mid-October, requiring animals to search for water and food, often congregating around resources. Rainfall rarely affects visibility during these months, and the lack of vegetation gives you a better view from which to see the wildlife, especially when visiting Tanzania for the Great Migration.

The dry season months in Tanzania coincide with the Southern Hemisphere’s winter, with lows dropping to an average of 70°F during the day and dropping to an average of 48°F at night. Most days have clear skies, sunshine, and excellent conditions for game drives.

Outside of the dry season, January to February have their own benefits. While a bit rainy at the beginning of the year, the wilderness blooms with greenery, migratory birds populate the landscapes, and the plentiful food means the birthing season for most wildlife.

Our best time to visit Tanzania for safari can help you find the right month for your visit.

How many days should I spend in Tanzania on safari?

We recommend spending a minimum of seven days on safari, though 12 days would allow you to explore a broader range of wildlife, landscapes, and culture throughout Tanzania.

One-week Tanzania safaris are great for exploring the Northern Circuit, which contains the most famous safari parks in the country, such as the Serengeti. With more time in Tanzania, you can explore the lesser-visited southern parks or enjoy time on the beaches of Zanzibar.

Ultimately, the length of your safari is dictated by your schedule and what you wish to see and do during your trip.

Where should I go on safari in Tanzania?

With its majestic landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage, Tanzania is a top destination for safari-goers and adventurous travelers exploring stunning national parks.

From the Serengeti to Ruaha National Park, here are some of Tanzania's best places to visit:

  • Serengeti National Park: As one of the best-known safari destinations in the world, the Serengeti is an exceptional place to view wildlife, especially during the Great Wildebeest Migration, which exemplifies the marvels of safari experiences.
  • Lake Manyara National Park: With safaris by vehicle, canoe, or mountain bike, Lake Manyara National Park immerses you in views of an impressive number of flamingos, colorful birdlife, the world’s highest concentration of baboons, and tree-climbing lions.
  • Ruaha National Park: Treasured by safari enthusiasts and overlooked by safari novices, Ruaha offers the wonders of safari without the crowds, with an abundance of lions and cheetahs seen with unique safari experiences.
Where is the Serengeti, and how should I experience it?

The Serengeti is in northwest Tanzania, adjacent to the Kenya border. It is one of the oldest ecosystems on the planet, consisting of over 11,580 square miles of undulating plain. The best way to experience the Serengeti is with a guided safari. Your ranger and driver are trained in identifying, tracking, and spotting wildlife.

What are the best safari experiences in Tanzania?

From game drives in search of the Big Five to witnessing the Great Migration, here are some of the best safari experiences in Tanzania:

  • Witness the captivating scene of millions of wildebeest traveling between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya
  • Take a walking safari on a chimpanzee trek through the forests in search of the elusive troops found around Gombe National Park and Mahale Mountain
  • View the abundance of wildlife inside the Ngorongoro Crater to find the majestic harmony of wilderness in a small area
  • Enjoy the diverse array of accommodation styles as you travel through safari destinations, finding luxury campsites, mobile safari areas, and traditional lodges
  • Spend time on the quiet lakeshores and riverbanks of national parks in the south of Tanzania to enjoy the game drives and walking safaris away from the crowds
What animals can I see on a safari in Tanzania?

Few things compare to viewing a pride of lions in the wild or witnessing the power of a parade of elephants marching in the distance.From migratory birds to pools of hippos, here are some of the animals in Tanzania to see on safari:

  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Giraffe
  • Leopard
  • Wildebeest
  • Cheetah
  • Topi
  • Hyena
  • Caracal
  • Red-Billed Hornbill
What should I pack for a safari in Tanzania?

We suggest travelers come prepared for a safari tour in Tanzania by packing intentionally and with additional items beyond your typical packing list. Here are a few items to consider packing for your African adventure:

  • Neutral, light-colored clothing
  • Lightweight, waterproof rain jacket
  • Long pants for bush walks
  • Hiking boots or walking shoes
  • Daypack
  • Camera with a zoom lens and extra memory cards
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • UV protection, including but not limited to sunscreen, hats, lip balm, and sunglasses
How safe are Tanzania safaris?

A safari in Tanzania is safe.

Tanzania has an incredible reputation as a safari destination with wildlife posing little to no threat to your safety. Follow the instructions and guidance of your game rangers and the rules of the parks and reserves to keep yourself safe.

While some parks at higher elevations in Tanzania offer malaria-free safari experiences, we advise consulting your doctor to discuss safety precautions in areas with malaria. Petty crimes are possible but unlikely during a Tanzania safari and rare in Tanzania’s top national parks and game reserves.

What are your most popular Tanzania safari itineraries?

The best Tanzania safari itinerary will showcase the beauty of the wilderness while adhering to your interests and travel preferences. From the Serengeti to Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro to Maasai villages, we share a number of our most popular Tanzania itineraries you can customize to the experience you want:

  • Whether you are interested in elephants or stunning views, the Great Migration, or grazing giraffes, 8-Day Tanzania: Big Five and Traditional Culture blends natural wonder and cultural heritage across Tanzania’s stunning landscapes.
  • From walking safaris with an armed ranger to sweeping panoramas of lakes filled with pink flamingos, Tanzania Classic Weeklong: Iconic National Parks shines a light on the spectacle of wildlife across the country’s most famous protected landscapes and wildlife.

Combine discovery, relaxation, and comfort on our tour of Safari and Seascape: 9-Day Tanzania and Zanzibar, where you can search for signs of nocturnal big cats, snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean, and picnic alongside a stunning waterfall.

What else should I know about how to plan a safari in Tanzania?

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